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Lobby Lounge at Mandarin Oriental, New York

4.2
152 reviews
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$31 to $50
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International
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Located adjacent to the hotel lobby, The Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy light fare, afternoon tea, or late night desserts with dramatic views of Central Park and the city skyline.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International
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Hours of operation
LIGHT FARE AND BEVERAGE SERVICE:

Sunday - Thursday, 9:00am - 1:00am

Friday - Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00am



AFTERNOON TEA:

Bookings only over the phone

Monday – Sunday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 805-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Toni Robertson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
B'way & 9th Ave
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Parking details
Just beyond the entrance to the hotel on 60th St on the south side of the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day! Incredible.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

The Mandarin Oriental's Lobby Lounge is a lovely place for a light meal and tea or drinks. The view alone is worth the treat, with floor to ceiling picture windows that look out onto Columbus Circle and part of Central Park. Our party of three was there for lunch. I reserved ahead of time and requested a window seat if possible. Thankfully they were able to grant that request, and we had prime seating at a window. We ordered a bento box each and, though they were indeed tasty and enough to fill us up, the food was a bit cold by the time it got to us. Our waiter also seemed to forget about us, neither offering water nor checking in after the food was delivered (though he walked past our table repeatedly), to the point that we had to ask another waiter for the check after having been done for quite some time. All the other waitstaff was very attentive. Cold food and negligent waiter aside, the ambience and view made for a bright and memorable experience.

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Poppie86 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

My friends and I were visiting from the UK on the occasion of our 50 year friendship. It was picked for the view and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service top notch. The only downside was it was difficult to find , but I think it did not detract from the overall experience. I would definitely go again if in New York.

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Ryan (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

I had a 1230 reservation for what I thought was 'tea time.' Little did I know, you have to read the 'fine print.' You have to book that experience through the hotel directly. Yes, it was an oversight on my part. However, it would have been less deceptive if that information was more clearly outlined when making a reservation. We ended up having lunch there instead. It was underwhelming, mediocre and on the pricier end. The views are nice. The lounge lobby lounge was quiet. I wouldn't go back - not even for tea time - as I was unimpressed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

Celebrating my daughters 21st birthday, our first trip to NYC and the Mandarin Oriental, I'd pre-booked online which was a good idea and we had an amazing window seat view of Central Park reserved for us.
A surprise happy birthday desert of chocolate covered strawberries was presented from the friendly and courteous staff. A perfect touch to a perfect trip thank you to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2017

友人と話をするのが目的で11時過ぎに来店しました。天井が高く明るい店内、ゆったりした席配置で目的にぴったりな環境でした。
工事中につき時折かなりの騒音がしたので騒音レベルを高くしましたが、通常は静かな環境だと思います。
マンダリンらしく中華系の軽食がメニューにあるのが嬉しかったです。
また、ホテルのロビーラウンジで予約が出来るのも助かりました。

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philmom (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2017

Wanted to love this place based on other reviews and beautiful view. Met my two adult children for lunch on a long Holiday weekend. Beautiful surroundings but not a great "experience". Service was very slow, both a long wait for a waiter, long wait for non-alcoholic drinks and water and then super long wait for food. Food was average - beautifully presented but luke warm at best (as if it hadn't been reheated long enough or had been sitting waiting especially long at wherever it had been prepared). Finally took at least 20 minutes to pay and that was after tracking the waiter down from across the dining space !

Probably better for drinks/coffee/tea or when you have at least 1 1/2 - 2 hours for a lite lunch.

Again, didn't hate it and magnificent view, but felt like it needed a lot more attention to detail. Won't be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

Afternoon tea is good.

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Lizz (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

The Mandarin Oriental Lobby Lounge is a great place for a specialty martini and delicious small plates. The lollipop chicken wings, fried rice and wagyu burgers with parmesan fries were really delicious my recent visit. Service was excellent as well. Beautiful view. Nice ambiance. Have been there several times and never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

Nice view but they said I can't seat closed by window even though I reservation

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

As always, the view from the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental at the Time Warner Center was spectacular! I was pleased to see the menu had changed and now includes more healthy, vegetarian options. Securing seats near the window was the start to a lovely lunch. Pricing is crazy high, but it's worth the treat on holidays and special occasions. I would recommend weekday specials/happy hour for locals who could make the Mardarin a more frequent destination.

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Foodlover (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Great views of Columbus Circle and Central Park. We came here for a drink and a light lunch - price was reasonable for the location & ambiance. Would recommend!

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vipGoodEats (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Came here after we landed. Nothing to rave about with the food. Tea was good.

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vipileen (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

12:45 Saturday was a lunch menu, not brunch menu. This surprised me, but there were some delicious choices. Disappointed we did not get a window table as requested in the reservation. Either food portions are too small or prices are too high for what you get for the most part. Turkey BLT is an exception. Chocolate framboise cake is absolutely divine, a real winner.

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engel179 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

Leckeres Essen bei einem faszienierendem Ausblick auf den Central Park.

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Etsy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

I love this lounge since their opening. I brought my daughter this time and we had fried rice and wonton soup as a light lunch. They are simply cooked and size suitable for mother and kid to share:). The food is not super delicious but satisfying. Relaxing atmosphere spacious. Recommend to visit during brunch time on week days.

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AvaL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

I mainly went there for the aerial view of Columbus circle and Central Park! We went there on a Saturday morning, but we were too early for the afternoon tea set. Instead, we got desserts and tea! It was a nice get together with my friends, but the service wasn't too great. There weren't enough staff...I saw them constantly running around and doing things.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

note that to book afternoon tea you must call them directly. I was not aware of this but still stayed to enjoy the view and have some very expensive bites. But you pay for the ambiance and view so it isn't unwarranted per se.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 29, 2016

Fab food, fab service and stunning views over Columbus circle and Central Park. Was the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Dusseldorf Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

Stunning view over Central Park, very good food and drinks and most friendly service.

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